'Survivor: Samoa' Recap: Welcome to the One-Tribe Show (Page 1/2)
Last week on Survivor: Samoa, pudgy Russell flexed his muscles, orchestrating Marisa's exit from Foa Foa purely on the power of persuasion--or, perhaps, his belief that she's threatening him.  This week, it's pretty much the same.  Or maybe not.

First off, I might as well call this Survivor: Foa Foa, for everything that's happening seems to be over there.  I mean, last week and this week?  Well, there's Yasmin getting used to living in the outdoors.  But I warned you.

Yellow Russell starts working the tribe, again.  He talks to Betsy, but all he gets is the "I won't trust you but we'll talk" line.  Then he talks to Jaison, convincing him that they'd make a good alliance.  It works, so Russell starts talking about the hidden immunity idol--he wants to look for it, never mind that there are no clues yet.  Might as well strike early, he says.  Jaison doesn't think there's one.

Just as the rest of the tribe start gorging on a delicious lizard, he find the necklace, hidden under a tree, barely sneaking it out by slipping it in his shorts.  Then he tells Jaison about it, and now he's seen it, he thinks he can trust Russell.  That's all he wants anyway.  Trust.  "I want him to think that I will [give it] if he needs me," he said.

Today's challenge packs twice the punch, both literally and figuratively.  It's both for a reward--in this case, fishing gear--and for immunity.  With everyone in Samoan warrior get-up, it's essentially a love child of soccer and Slamball, only more brutal: three from each tribe on a pit, fighting for three coconuts that they pass on to their shooters, also three each, on the sidelines.  Then they have to shoot the coconuts to a goal on the opponent's side.

And it really gets very messy.  With the game tied at one a piece, Jeff declares that he'll throw out anyone who does a cheap shot.  And he does kick out someone: Ben, for tripping someone.  It's such a blur, I don't even know who I'm looking at.  All I can see is dreadlocked Russell and Jaison fighting it out, and Eric getting pretty physical, and the girls got on it, too.  Ben being kicked out flips the game towards Galu's advantage, though, and two points later, they win the everything.  Ben doesn't give a damn.  "Outlaw, baby," he goes.

Galu's win also gives them a chance to snoop at Foa Foa, from the challenge to Tribal Council  Good Russell assigns Yasmin to the task, and as everybody leaves, she gets a secret letter from Jeff.  A medical team stops by to check on Mike, the gourmet chef who was stunned cold after a hard hit during the challenge, and everyone watches as the docs determine that he can't stay on the game, having really low blood pressure, and looking really pale.  That's one down for Foa Foa--and they still have to vote someone out.